A specialist engineering firm in the UK has won a contract for cleantech projects in the US.
Whitefox Technologies has made a breakthrough in the US market with its energy and water efficient solution for ethanol production.
The London-based business is supported by Innovate UK, the country’s innovation agency which is sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
Whitefox has signed a technology licence and purchase agreement for an industrial-scale system with California-based Pacific Ethanol and one with Iowa-based Pine Lake Corn Processors.
The deals follow the successful trials of a demonstration plant at Pacific Ethanol last year.
Trond Heggenhougen, Whitefox Operating Officer said: “It’s extremely difficult to get into the US market. When you first do it, it is very significant. That’s why this is so exciting.
“We are also addressing global problems of an increasing population with limited supplies of water and energy.”